Irish recruiting roundup
August, 21, 2013
By Matt Fortuna | ESPN.com
- The big news of the week is four-star running back Elijah Hood (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) de-committing from Notre Dame, with his father, Vee, telling the Charlotte Observer that something happened recently on an unofficial visit to South Bend, Ind.
- Colleague Jared Shanker says that running back is the one position Notre Dame can afford to take the hit.
- Our Jeremy Crabtree also thinks that the Irish will manage to be OK after the loss of Hood.
- The loss of Hood moves the Irish down two spots to No. 12 in ESPN's class of 2014 team recruiting rankings. (As a side note, it looks like "Roll Toilet" will have to live on somewhere else.)
- Purdue three-star outside linebacker commit Drue Tranquill (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) could very well end up a Notre Dame commitment after this past weekend, our Tom VanHaaren writes.
- Our Erik McKinney says Notre Dame is among several new teams now in the mix for four-star safety Bishard "Budda" Baker (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue).
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